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Nights of a Thousand Candles


Nights of a Thousand Candles

December 3-5, 10-12, & 17-19, 2015 – In response to unprecedented advance ticket sales, we have added the night of Sunday, December 20 to the event!

See Brookgreen Gardens come to life amid the soft glow of more than 5,500 hand-lit candles and countless sparkling lights from 3 – 10 p.m. Walk the paths with a warm cup of cider, hear the sounds of hand bells ringing, carolers singing, and celebrate the season with family and friends.

Nights of a Thousand Candles continues to delight guests with beautiful candle and lighting displays and exceptional entertainment. The 80-foot-tall fir tree decorated with 60,000 lights will be lighted in ceremonial fashion at 5:45 p.m. every night.

New this year, an outdoor glass sculpture exhibit will be on display in Anne’s Garden. Created by Conway Glass, guests will see glass reeds 24 – 40” tall and glass orbs 3 -10” illuminated with LED lights and fiber optic cable in earth tones of green, amber, blue, brown, and white. Also on view, will be a glowing Tree of Glass made from transparent glass pieces inserted into the brick wall and a large Crepe Myrtle will be decorated with white ornaments hanging from its branches.


Buy Tickets Early and Save! Purchase tickets before December and save $2.00 off adult prices.

In December, tickets are $14 for members and $18 for the general public.

Children ages 4-12 tickets are $8 for members and $10 for the general public.

Please call (843) 235-6021 for group prices of 15 or more guests.

Members of the Huntington Society, the Chairman’s Council, and the President’s Council, please call (843) 235-6016 or go online to receive your tickets. All guests must have a ticket to attend the event.

FAQ and tips on making the most of your visit (click here)


Please note: no alcoholic beverages may be brought into the event and no smoking is preferred.

If you had last year’s version, you will want to download the 2015 App designed just for “Nights of a Thousand Candles” to display event information easily at night! Allow for notifications and receive up-to-date news about the event.

The app is FREE and available in the App Store and Google Play, just search Brookgreen Gardens. We recommend you download it before your visit.

December 20
3:00pm - 10:00pm
Brookgreen Gardens
Brookgreen Gardens, 1931 Brookgreen Garden Dr, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, USA